The Huffington Post turns 9 on Friday, May 9, 2014 and I turn 36 on Sunday, May 11, 2014 a.k.a Mother's Day, so 9x4! There is much to celebrate in both cases and I feel great with more wisdom and sense of self than I did a decade ago.
Today is the 9th anniversary of the launch of The Huffington Post. There is so much to celebrate, so much that has exceeded my wildest dreams -- no, back in 2005, I wasn't dreaming of more than 90 million unique visitors a month, more than 60 verticals, more than 50,000 bloggers, more than 300 million comments, or double-digit international editions, a game-changing live streaming network, and a wall-full of awards. Looking back, however, there are a number of things that I know now that I wish I'd known then. To mark our 9th anniversary, here are 9 of them...
Arianna talked to Chelsea Handler about redefining success to include sleep and relaxation. "I advise all women to sleep to the top," she said. She...
Arianna Huffington's message of taking care of yourself, protecting your priorities and connecting with people is the only way I can navigate through all this changes and loss.
I get so excited by the potential magnitude of an idea that I get lost in it. This is what usually stops me from starting anything. There's the fear of failing: It won't work out or it won't matter. But, there's also the fear of success, which is really the fear of impending and inevitable failure.
It's amazing how creative you get without relying on your phone. Yes, there were times when I felt a moment's panic. Looking back over this time, I realize that I actually experienced and enjoyed JOMO (joy of missing out).
The Asia Society's current exhibit, 'Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddh...
If I'm holding a basketball under water, and I want it to float to the surface, what do I have to do? Just let it be. Do I need to use positive thinking, affirmations or visualization? No. A basketball naturally floats to the surface. Our minds are the same way. We naturally float back to happiness.
Arianna warns us that there are no curbs, given the speed at which incoming and outgoing emails are exchanged; not being aware that we often work 16 to 20 hours a day, leaving aside our own welfare and our families to live a virtual reality.
We will not come into our own authentic power as grace-filled human beings until we first are able to give ourselves to others. Perhaps, we would not have to live through such great tragedies if we opened our hearts with love the way God intended.
We must take care of our well-being, cultivate our wisdom, maintain our sense of wonder and show our willingness to give. The combination of these four pillars can help us enjoy the ride -- enjoy the process of learning, acquiring new knowledge and investing in our human capital.
If you prioritize this Third Metric in your professional life, will the other two legs of the stool appear, or will you topple over just as easily as those who prioritize money and influence?
Let's face it: We are living in a time that is upside down economically, environmentally and psychologically. Our weakened sense of responsibility toward one another is taking us down a road marked Dead End. Time is of the essence. Hope can be on the way.
Thriving involves health and wellness. Huffington suggests that we might all draw more, and benefit, from our innate gifts of wisdom, generosity and kindness. I do believe that most patients want their physicians to thrive. I, for one, want my doctors to be well-rested and content.
If you are one of those highly accomplished, over-caffeinated, exhausted business leaders, you're in luck. It is now cool to admit it, and approach things in a healthier way.
In my experience, many people develop some sort of shorthand to understand how they relate to one another -- will you like them, will they like you? ...